4. Adel Taarabt
Taarabt has never been too slim, but after 2014 holidays he came back to work a bit overweight and then an injury at his ankle didn’t help him to reach his optimal condition, so he gained even more weight. Harry Redknapp, his manager at the time, had also complained for the Moroccan’s lack of professionalism.
3. Romelu Lukaku
While the rest of the players have gained fat, Lukaku has actually gained a lot of muscle weight.
ManGonzalochester United manager at the time Jose Mourinho had expressed his concerns about the former club’s No. 9 gaining weight and losing pace subsequently.
During that season, he came under fire for gaining too much mass, after admitting that the change in his physique has actually impacted the way he plays football. As a result of the muscle weight, he looks slightly slower than before.